Homer's epic poem The Odyssey tells the story of Odysseus and his journey home after the Trojan Wars.
In 2005, author Margaret Atwood took Odysseus' story and used it for the basis of her novella The Penelopiad, a retelling of the story from the perspective of Penelope, Odysseus' wife.
That book has since been turned into a play, which will go on stage next week at Lafayette College's Williams Center for the Performing Arts.
A news release from the college describes the play this way:
"Destined to spend eternity in Hades, Penelope recounts her life’s story and the murder of her 12 handmaidens by her vengeful husband Odysseus. Atwood’s acerbic wit and boundless imagination give us a provocative new look at a woman’s longing, lust and culpability."
This all-student production is directed by Suzanne Westfall, director of the arts and professor of English and theater
The show begins Wednesday, Nov. 6 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 9. All performances are from 8 to 10 p.m.